As well as reading a small mountain of books and innumerable pages on the internet while researching content for the tour, I have come across quite a few interesting and useful videos on YouTube.
I thought I would put these together in a collection, so here’s a link to my YouTube Channel: Lead The Way Tour YouTube Channel
The Channel has only 1 video specific to the Tour, at the minute, but if you visit the associated playlist there’s a lot there of interest. Please feel free to subscribe to the Channel to view any more videos I add to it.
If I had to recommend a particular video on the playlist to start you off, it would be A Letter from Ulster (1942).
Enjoy the nostalgia.
Always looking for more…..
If you come across any more videos that you think could be added to that playlist, please contact me with the details.
During the winter period, there are a few changes to how you can join me for a Guided Walking Tour around Carrickfergus.
Scheduled Saturday morning Tours, offered on a “just turn up” basis, will stop after 26 October 2019 and re-start on 29 February 2020.
During this period, Walking Tours will continue to be available on request.
I know that weather conditions may have an impact on your decision to consider a Tour. I don’t mind getting wrapped up to tackle the elements, but it’s not everyone’s idea of fun. For that reason, I am more than prepared to consider requests for a Tour at short notice, so you can factor in the weather forecast. I will do my very best to fit something in for you.
To help with your planning, here are a few useful hints and tips:
- To get the most from a Tour, it’s best it takes place during daylight hours.
- I can include a supported visit to the US Rangers Museum where a Tour fits in with their opening times of Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 – 15:00.
- My contact details are here: Contact Me
- Here’s a link to the BBC Weather Forecast: BBC Weather
More details about the Tour, including how to get here and other things you may want to do while in Carrickfergus, are available here: Lead The Way Tour Website
Please note, I will definitely be unavailable for Tours from 21 November through to 9 December.
This very popular BBC TV programme made a visit to Northern Ireland recently, and as part of the show it visited the US Rangers Museum in Carrickfergus.
This gave a flavour of the important part Carrickfergus played during the Second World War.
You will find out even more on one of my Tours, but in the meantime, here is a link to that episode of Antiques Road Trip: Antiques Road Trip Series 19, Episode 16
To book one of my Guided Walking Tours, please get in touch.
As the Tour season moves towards a slowdown over the winter, I would like to thank those who have already gone on a Tour with me. I have been delighted with the feedback so far.
Here are some examples of what recent guests on my Tour have had to say:
“Just completed the Lead the Way tour…. absolutely brilliant and very informative. Great to learn so much about the wee town where I live and its involvement in the war effort! Couldn’t recommend it highly enough!”
“A fantastic tour around my home town and learnt a lot that I didn’t know in my 28 years living there. Adrian’s knowledge of Carrickfergus as a whole was excellent as well. Highly recommended.”
”Great presentation at a steady pace and very informative. Highly recommended.”
”Did the tour this morning excellent and well worth the wee walk great presentation and delivery I highly recommend it what a wealth of history around this great town .”
Please note that from the end of October until the Spring (exact date will be published closer to the time) there will be no “Just Turn Up” Tours planned.
However, Tours can be offered during this period on request – just get in touch.